Searching for Another Narrative Among the Ruins

Which stories might speak to us in an age of endings?

Join Dark Mountain co-director Charlotte Du Cann at the Yorkshire Festival of Story on Tuesday 15th November at 1pm GMT for an illustrated talk on the creative work of Dark Mountain and her new collection After Ithaca – Journeys in Deep Time.

Over the last decade, the Dark Mountain Project has held a unique space in which art, story and myth entwine to help us face the realities of a time of ecological unravelling. As the climate crisis and a mass extinction accelerates, it asks what words and images can reconnect us with the sentient Earth and the ancestral knowledge that once instructed us in how to live in beauty and harmony here: a deeper story about being human and our essential kinship with the other-than-human world.

After Ithaca – part memoir, part essay, part travelogue – follows a real life journey of descent in a world on the tip of crisis. It looks at the ancient female myths which go in the opposite direction to our civilisation’s heroic path of progress and focuses on the challenging work of transformation.

This event is free and tickets can be found through the Yorkshire Festival of Stories website.


IMAGE: Cover for After Ithaca: Immense as the Sky by Meryl McMaster



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